Personality and Labour Market Income: Evidence from Longitudinal Data

20 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2010

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Jutta Viinikainen

University of Jyväskylä

Katja Kokko

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lea Pulkkinen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jaakko Pehkonen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This study contributes to the literature on how personality is rewarded in the labour market by examining the relationship between personality and labour market income. Our results suggest that adulthood extraversion is positively associated with income when education, work experience, and unemployment history, measured prospectively from longitudinal data, are controlled for. In addition, childhood constructiveness indicating active and well-controlled behaviour has a positive association with income in adulthood.

Suggested Citation

Viinikainen, Jutta and Kokko, Katja and Pulkkinen, Lea and Pehkonen, Jaakko, Personality and Labour Market Income: Evidence from Longitudinal Data. LABOUR, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 201-220, June 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1611983 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2010.00477.x

Jutta Viinikainen (Contact Author)

University of Jyväskylä ( email )

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Finland

Katja Kokko

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Lea Pulkkinen

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Jaakko Pehkonen

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